COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for March 26

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business.

As of March 26, 2020:

CVSA Postpones Roadcheck Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Transport Topics

This year’s International Roadcheck, originally set for May 5-7, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. A rescheduled date will be announced later, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said in a March 25 statement. Read More

Trucking Industry Events Cancelled, Postponed Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

HDT TruckingInfo

This listing shows the latest news on trucking industry events or trade shows that have either been cancelled or postponed in the ongoing effort to contain the COVID-19 virus. Read More

GPS data shows that truckers are driving much faster due to COVID-19 closures

CDL Life

New data released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that truckers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering the goods that Americans need — at a much quicker than usual pace. Read More

Truck stop suspends paid parking at all 17 locations for COVID-19

CDL Life

A popular truck stop chain has announced that it will temporarily provide free truck parking at all locations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On March 24, Sapp Brothers announced that they were suspending paid parking at all 17 of their truck stop locations in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Drivers Struggle to Stay Healthy as COVID-19 Spreads

HDT TruckingInfo

Truck drivers have moved back into the national spotlight as they keep freight moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, however, they are at risk for exposure to the virus themselves. Read More

Options on the road for a speedy coronavirus consult


A new telemedicine option: a new service, detailed in a recent announcement by the UrgentCareTravel network of truck-stop-based clinics. Its telemedical service is designed specifically with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in mind. Read More

ATBS CEO: Owner-operators should prepare for a ‘freight cliff’


Owner-operators are seeing strong freight volumes now but should prepare for a “freight cliff,” according to Todd Amen, CEO and president of American Truck Business Services (ATBS). That was one of the messages from Amen during ATBS’ annual Independent Contractor Benchmarks and Trends conference call on Wednesday.

ATRI wants fleet input in coronavirus study


new study being conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute is aimed at understanding the impacts the novel coronavirus pandemic is having on trucking operations. Read More

Coronavirus’ grip on the economy will impact used truck market


With every North American truck maker winding production through at least this week, the near-term forecast for new truck builds is dismal, and coronavirus-fueled trepidation will soon filter its way into the used market. Read More

Motor carriers in Italy share lessons learned from COVID-19 outbreak


Transportation companies in Italy are moving freight in the epicenter of the world’s COVID-19 pandemic, but that center could soon shift to the United States. Read More

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